Disney blockbuster Frozen continues to make headlines in its tenth week at the box office as it crosses the $800 million mark globally; animated family comedy The Nut Job nabs third place with $12.3 million.
In a double victory for Universal, holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor remained at the top of the box office chart this past weekend. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, Ride Along made $21.2 million over its sophomore weekend for a total of $75.4 million and a first-place finish, while Peter Berg’s Afghanistan war drama, Lone Survivor -- now in its fifth week out -- made $12.6 million for a total of $93.6 million.
Animated family film The Nut Job placed third in its second outing, making $12.3 million for a domestic total of $40.3 million (Open Road Films and its partners ToonBox, Redrover and Gulfstream Pictures have already commissioned a sequel).
Disney's blockbuster Frozen continued to make headlines in its 10th week as it crossed the $800 million mark globally, becoming the number two original animated film of all time after Finding Nemo. Frozen came in fourth place in North America with $9 million for a domestic total of $347.8 million. Overseas, Frozen earned another $20.2 million for a foreign total of $462.5 million and a worldwide tally of $810.3 million.
Paramount's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit came in fifth place with $8.8 million, putting the film's domestic total at $30.2 million.
Stuart Beattie's I, Frankenstein faltered in its North American debut, taking in $8.3 million for a sixth place finish at the box office. Starring Aaron Eckhart, the $65 million genre epic, financed and produced by Lakeshore Entertainment with Lionsgate releasing and marketing in North America, reimagines the classic literary character as an action hero.
In seventh place, David O. Russell's awards front-runner American Hustle continued to outpace other Oscar nominees, grossing $7.1 million for a domestic total of $127 million.
The Weinstein Company’s August: Osage County came in eighth place, earning nearly $5.1 million for a total of $26.5 million over the film’s five weeks at the domestic box office.
Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street came in ninth place with an even $5 million, ending the weekend with a total of $98 million. The film is expected to cross the $100 million mark sometime this week.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Twentieth Century Fox's The Devil’s Due, starring Allison Miller and Zach Gilford as a couple who experience strange and supernatural events as they are expecting their first child, made $2.8 million for a domestic total of $12.9 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.